Global social media portal Facebook has come forward to provide a suitable avenue to the women self help groups of Andhra Pradesh to expand their activities including sale of their products and also showcase their wares on the portal.
South Asia director of Facebook Ankita Das called on AP CM Chandrababu Naidu and explained how the Facebook could promote the SHG's who have already made a name beyond the boundaries of state and country into the global network. Facebok has offered to prepare a app and also present it to AP government within a week.
CM informed the Facebook director that there were 7 lakh SHG who took Rs.1000 crore loans per annum and enhanced the rural economy with their activities and also engaged in government to citizen services in rural areas.
The Facebook leader also urged Chandrababu Naidu to intervene and facilitate relaxation of regulations to promote opinion gathering by social media which had been amplified by the NDA also in its manifesto. 'It would then become an easy tool for social and political surveys and make opinion gathering an important tool in policy decisions.